I just made it, so can't comment on the flavor yet. (I added a couple sprigs of dill). My main comment now is that ten wasn't near enough. Ten only filled the jar half full, so I filled the rest of the jar with some small pickles cut into spears. My brussels sprouts were smaller than usual. I highly recommend listing weights in recipes, not just numbers of ingredients that vary in size. BTW, smaller is better with brussels sprouts!